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The type of windows that you choose for your living room can have a huge effect on the feel of the home. There are a wide variety of other types to choose from. If you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, you’ll need to speak with the window installation company to learn more about the different features of different types of windows, as well as their unique advantages and drawbacks.
In this article, we will look at five factors that you should consider when you’re choosing windows for your living room. If you need anything elaborated, contact a window installation company like First Place Windows. One of their representatives will be able to provide you with more information.
You’re probably going to spend a significant time in your living room. Studies show that getting sufficient sunlight can boost your mood and energize you, so you should choose windows that are as large as possible to allow the maximum amount of sunlight into your home. The sunlight can also brighten your room during the day, so you won’t have to turn the lights on as often.
When considering the size of the window, you need to consider what type of window can be supported. You should also consider your neighborhood. For example, if you live on a busy street with a lot of traffic, you might not want a window that’s too large because it might invade your privacy.
#2. Double Pane vs. Triple Pane
Another thing that you should consider is the amount of insulation that you need. Most living room windows tend to be quite large. Due to this reason, it’s easy for heat to escape from the windows. If your windows are not properly insulated, you’ll find yourself with a much larger energy bill than your neighbors.
The easiest way to insulate your windows is to opt for either double pane or triple pane windows from the get-go. When speaking with a window company, you should inquire about the efficiency of both double pane and triple pane windows. Depending on the climate and average temperature of where you live, you’ll want to make a different choice.
Another thing to consider is the type of gas that you will be injecting in between the window panes. The window installation company will usually recommend either argon, krypton or a combination of both gases. Each gas or combination of gas offers unique advantages and drawbacks.
#3. The Window Frame Profile
It’s important to understand how different profiles can affect the overall look of the room. Slider and windows generally have a low rate. However, awning and casement windows tend to have higher and wider frames. Most homeowners will usually choose the same type of frame for windows not only in their living room, but also throughout their entire home in order to maintain some type of consistency.
You should look through a catalogue of windows in order to get a better idea of the type of aesthetic that each can offer. Some windows are better for more rustic homes while others are more suitable for contemporary ones. You also need to match the frame profile with the decorations within the home.
#4. Overall Cost
The overall cost is also a huge factor. In general, purchasing a window from a window installation company can come with many perks. Because the company is constantly buying windows for their clients, they usually are able to purchase the products at wholesale prices, which means that you’ll be able to get what you want without paying as much.
If you’re purchasing many windows for your living room, you’ll also likely be able to get a better discount. Some homeowners will switch all of the windows in their home while they’re at it. Tackling a large job all at once rather than replacing the windows in each room individually will help you save more money.
While we’re on the note of saving money, it’s imperative to also note that the installation company will also reduce the cost of the installation if you purchase the windows from them.
Last but not least, you should really consider whether the windows come with any type of warranty. The window installation company should also offer some type of guarantee for their work. If anything should arise within a certain timeframe, the window installation company will come to your home and fix the problem free of charge.
When it comes to the warranty, you need to consider the length of protection that you have. You also need to consider whether the window installation company has made it easy for you to get the services that you need. You shouldn’t hesitate to ask the window installation company about the processes involved in making a claim.
In general, you’ll file a claim with the company that you purchased the window from. Due to this reason, it’s always a good idea to buy and install the windows from the same company.
Call First Place Windows for More Information
If you’re thinking of installing new windows in your living room, speak with a window installation company like First Place Windows for more information. One of our representatives can walk you through the different factors that you should consider when narrowing down your choices.
We serve many cities in Texas, including San Antonio, TX, and have over a decade of experience. We offer free in-home estimates for homes in San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas without any high pressure sales tactics. Once the windows of your choice arrive we have a dedicated team with installers who will be able to get the job done quickly. Most of the time, we can complete the job within three weeks.
Give us a call at (210) 955-9865 for more information. You can also contact us online if that’s more convenient for you. One of our representatives will get back to you right away.